Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes

How to make extra fluffy, delicious pumpkin pancakes from scratch. Jump to the Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.

Easy, Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

The Secret to the Fluffiest Pumpkin Pancakes

There are some recipes that you always come back to, these pumpkin pancakes are that kind of recipe. These pumpkin pancakes are simple to make and call on ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

To make them, you will need pumpkin puree. You can use canned puree or homemade pumpkin puree. If you’ve never made pumpkin puree from scratch before, it’s easy! Here’s our simple tutorial for how to do it.

We like our pancakes to be fluffy and light, have you seen our essential pancake recipe, yet? Well, that recipe was the stepping off point for these easy pumpkin pancakes.

There are two tricks for the fluffiest pancakes:

  1. Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately. Then when you’re ready to cook, slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet. Once you see most of the large lumps of flour disappear, you’re done. No more mixing required. We use the same approach when making quick breads and muffins.
  2. Use the right amount of leavener. In this recipe, we are using baking powder and baking soda to get nice, tall fluffy pancakes.
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes

More Pumpkin Recipes

  • Easy Pumpkin Mac and Cheese — How to make extra creamy pumpkin mac and cheese in under 1 hour. The perfect Fall dinner!
  • Pumpkin Pancakes with Butter Pecan Syrup — Fluffy pumpkin pancakes recipe with pumpkin puree and warm spices. Plus, a recipe for homemade butter pecan syrup.
  • Homemade (and easy) Pumpkin Pie — How to make classic, unfussy pumpkin pie from scratch. This is our favorite way to make pumpkin pie. It’s easy, too!
  • Pumpkin Scones — How to make the best spiced pumpkin scones inspired by Starbucks.
  • Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Bread — This quick bread has pumpkin, orange, and is packed with chopped chocolate. Not too sweet, extremely moist and perfect for fall!
    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte — How to make the best pumpkin spice latte at home with pumpkin puree, coffee, milk, and fall spices. Better than store-bought!

For more pancake recipes, check out our Delicious Whole Wheat Pancakes, these Cinnamon Pancakes with a Cinnamon Roll Glaze and our Spiced Buttermilk Banana Pancakes.

Recipe updated, originally posted November 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes

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We love these pumpkin pancakes: not too sweet with a hint of spice. If you do not have pumpkin spice mix at home, combine 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg to make 2 tablespoons of mix. For the recipe below, you will need 2 teaspoons of that mix, leaving you with just over a tablespoon for next time.

Makes approximately 4 servings

You Will Need

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mix

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 3/4 cups milk

1 cup pure pumpkin puree, see our homemade pumpkin puree recipe

1 large egg

2 tablespoons vegetable oil


    1In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin spice mix, and salt.

    2In another bowl, whisk the milk, pumpkin puree, egg, and oil until blended.

    3While stirring, slowly add the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture until blended; try not to over mix the batter. As soon as you see large clumps of flour disappear, stop stirring.

    4Lightly spray hot skillet or griddle with non-stick cooking spray or lightly brush with melted butter. Then, use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to spoon batter onto the skillet or griddle.

    5When you begin to notice the edges of the pancake look dry and little bubbles start to appear on the top surfaces of the pancake, turn over. This takes about 2 minutes. Once flipped, cook another 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked in the middle.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving Calories 405 / Protein 12 g / Carbohydrate 64 g / Dietary Fiber 3 g / Total Sugars 14 g / Total Fat 11 g / Saturated Fat 3 g / Cholesterol 55 mg
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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32 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Bettsi November 6, 2022, 3:54 pm

    Made these this morning with puree from my own little pumpkin and used soy milk since we don’t do dairy. Delicious! And they looked just like the photos- fluffy as all get out! Thank you for a great keeper of a recipe.

  • Mia w October 26, 2021, 12:32 am

    I just made these and they are delicious, fluffy and perfect. I’m in 5,280 high altitude & it didn’t effect the texture or consistency. I did Not have 1 3/4 milk so I subbed Sour cream, & a little fage Greek yogurt, & just added an extra 1 Tbs of brown sugar, and some liquid from a real orange I had Laying around to make up for the sourness from the yogurt. It worked with no issue. I also Did not purée my pumpkin that I roasted This week & it still turned out fine because I mixed it well. This will definitely be my go to recipe for pumpkin pancakes. Thank you.

  • Sarah October 12, 2021, 2:18 pm

    Hi – for your European readers – how much pumpkin purée is there in a can? – I checked online and it seems you have 15 oz or 28 oz cans. Not sure if your ounces are the same as ours! I have American cup measures, if you can tell me in cups that would be great. Thanks!

    • Joanne May 3, 2022, 2:43 pm

      Hi Sarah, A 15-ounce can of canned pumpkin holds almost 2 cups.

  • Courtney December 31, 2020, 3:26 pm

    We make these with whole wheat flour and add 1 tsp of vanilla and love them. My toddler gobbles them up, and I’m glad they aren’t full of sugar. They also freeze well.

  • Jocelyn September 15, 2020, 10:02 am

    I supplemented almond flour and coconut oil… increased the baking soda and baking powder a bit because of the heaviness of the almond flour. It took forever to cook and was pretty flakey until I used high heat without anything on the non stick pan. I also cut down the sugar to one packet of monk fruit and one TBSp of sugar. It was good! Just wish it cooked faster! Ha

  • K Adams June 13, 2020, 9:50 pm

    Delicious! These pancakes turned out surprisingly perfect. I followed the directions precisely and we didn’t even have any eggs, but they were still great. A hit in my family. I will be making these for my mother-in-law and in-laws when they come for the holidays.

  • June September 29, 2018, 12:53 pm

    These are yummy! Added chocolate chips for an added decadence. Family currently gobbling these pancakes up. Will make again!

  • Nicole November 12, 2017, 4:48 pm

    I make these once a week and we heat them up in the oven for breakfast before work. We do add 3 tablespoon of of hemp seeds. Love this recipe. Thank you!!!

  • Hardheelgal242 November 19, 2014, 6:39 pm

    Absolutely delicious. Warmly spiced , delicate texture… Good eatin on a cooly rainy autumn morning on the islands. Will never try another recipe for pumpkin pancakes again. Didn’t have any powdered ginger but subbed same amount for finely minced fresh ginger … Can someone say heaven in my mouth ?


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